EHV-1 in Nevada: Another Clark County Horse Tests Positive

The affected 10-year-old gelding was vaccinated against EHV-1, is not showing neurologic signs of disease, and is recovering with veterinary treatment.

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In many horses, the first or only sign of EHV-1 infection is fever, which can go undetected. | Photo: Stephanie L. Church/The Horse
On April 20 the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported that another Clark County, Nevada, horse has tested positive for non-neuropathogenic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

The affected 10-year-old gelding recently attended a national-level event in Clark County, the EDCC said.

“This is the second Nevada horse to test positive after being at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes,” which took place at the South Point Equestrian Center, in Las Vegas, March 30-April 6, the EDCC said.

The gelding had been vaccinated against EHV-1, is not showing neurologic signs of disease, and is recovering with veterinary treatment

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Erica Larson, former news editor for The Horse, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

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